IRCTC ticket cancel charges may be different depending on your ticket status.But in a small sentence I can say the more closed departure time you cancel,your cancel charge would be getting more high.Therefore try to cancel ticket atleast before 4 or 5 days to reduce cancellation charge.
However see the below table to get the detail cancellation charges for only confirmed tickets : This table charge indicates, if the ticket is presented for cancellation more than forty eight hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train.
|Class of your ticket||Cancellation charges per passenger|
|AC First/Executive Class||Rs. 120|
|First Class/AC 2 Tier||Rs. 100|
|AC Chair Car/AC 3Tier/AC 3 Economy||Rs. 90|
|Sleeper Class||Rs. 60|
|Second Class||Rs. 30|
If the ticket is presented for cancellation between forty eight hours and upto six before the scheduled departure of the train
25%(twenty five) percent of fare subject the minimum of the cancellation charge hours
|If the ticket is presented for cancellation within six hours before the scheduled departure of the train and upto two hours after the actual departure of the train irrespective of distance||50%(Fifty) percent of fare subject to a minimum of the cancellation charge would be applied|
Note: No refund shall be granted on reserved ticket if its surrendered for cancellation
after two hours of the actual departure of the train.